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  • KARST Graduate Residency Exhibition 2016/17

    26 January

    In September 2016, two Fine Art graduates from Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth University, supported by both institutions, were awarded a studio space at KARST for five months as part of the yearly graduate residency scheme. As a focused outcome to the residency; selected artists' Charlie Knight and Gemma Mackenzie will be presenting new work for an exhibition in KARST's lower gallery space.

    Private View: 27th January / 6.30-8.30pm
    Exhibition Continues: 28th-29th January 2017 / 11-5pm

    Residency Critique from 5.30-6.30pm on Friday 27th for PAC Home members

  • Keith Harrison awarded commission by Jerwood Open Forrest

    30 November

    KARST Studio6 Artist Keith Harrison has been awarded a major 30,000 pounds commission through the 2016 edition of Jerwood Open Forest; established by Forestry Commission England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with support from Arts Council England.

    The project seeks to contribute to a national discussion around how contemporary artists engage with the environment today, presenting forests as a rich and immersive platform for bold and ambitious works.


    16 October

    27 October at National Space CentreBiennale Tickets : 110 pounds from www.fulldome.org.uk

    Exploring current and future art practice in VR and Fulldome, issues of social and political developments in digital space, theory and practice of distribution and exhibition, accessibility and documentation of virtual worlds.

    Artists, academics, curators and industry creatives at the cutting edge of VR and Fulldome technology will present and discuss their work, including contemporary multi-media artist Shezad Dawood.

    The symposium is part of a research and development project funded by Arts Council England a collaboration between two artist-led organisations: INDEXprojects (indexprojects.co.uk) and KARST (karst.org.uk) & the pioneering digital research lab i-DAT(i-dat.org) aiming to develop a platform in VR and fulldome where artists and galleries can engage and exhibit in radical ways.

  • Ambition for Excellence

    20 November

    Horizon, a two year visual arts programme in Plymouth, has been awarded £635,000 in Arts Council England's latest round of Ambition for Excellence. The programme will feature four projects: a cross-city art exhibition working with communities across Plymouth (2017); a major international public art festival (2018); and two editions of the 'Plymouth Art Weekender' festival (2017 and 2018).

    These projects will place Plymouth firmly on the map as a major cultural destination in the lead up to Mayflower 400 and the opening of the £34 million History Centre in 2020. Horizon is a collaborative programme developed between Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art - PCA, Plymouth Arts Centre, KARST, Plymouth City Council (Official) and Visual Arts Plymouth - VAP and has been led by Plymouth Culture.

  • KARST Online Shop

    24 November

    KARST now offers a range of editions as an opportunity to buy affordable contemporary art works that have been generously contributed by artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme. All proceeds go to respecting artists and the development of KARST’s future programme.

    With works from KONSORTIUM, HEMAN CHONG, ATOI, JOEY HOLDER, PAUL BUCK, DAVID BLANDY with more artist editions to follow: http://karst.org.uk/shop


  • Inland Art Festival 2016

    15 October

    KARST has proudly been invited to be apart of this year's Inland Art Festival, Redruth. KARST studio artists will take over the historic site of St Rumon's gardens to produce a series of landscape installations to reflect the industrial past and imagined future.

  • KARST Studio Updates

    24 November

    KARST Studio6 Artist Keith Harrison has been selected for the 2016 Jerwood Open Forrest.

    KARST Studio4 Artist Laura Edmunds is showing at Mission Gallery, Wales in 'City Stories' - 26 November - 08 January 2017. http://www.missiongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/city-stories/
    Also at Exeter Phoenix 15 November - 29 December. https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/laura-edmunds/

    KARST studio5 Artist Carl Slater is showing at G39, Cardiff. Slaters solo exhibition Miss America's Trip to Technoland opens 23 July and runs until 20 August 2016. http://www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=artists&id=5014

    KARST Studio7 artist Clare Thornton has released a research article co-authored with Emma Cocker published in the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Vol. 7 issue 2 On Showing & Writing Training.

  • Be Your Dog.

    18th October

    KARST is excited to annoounce our last event as part of our programme for 2016. In partnership with the Live Art Development Agency, will be a public performance by dogs and their owners on Sunday 6th November 2pm - 2.30pm.

  • Plymouth Art Weekender

    24th September

    Plymouth Art Weekender was a great success! Many thanks to all that visited us last weekend for Plymouth Art Weekender. Also thanks to Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP) and the organisers of PAW. Bring on Plymouth Art Weekender 2017.

  • Studio2 Residency - Kelly Best

    2nd May

    We are really pleased to be hosting the second part of Kelly Best's Residency in Studio2 in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre. Residency Dates 2-16th May. Kelly Best's exhibition 'All Walls Interupted' at Plymouth Art Centre can be seen in the below link.

  • SWARM 2016

    23rd December

    Artists, curators, organisations, writers and independent producers from across the region are invited to Swarm; to socialise, network and learn from one another. Swarm will celebrate the work being done by artists and creative producers in Cornwall and Devon; offer professional advice from a range of industry experts and jump-start new collaborations that will foster and strengthen support between these wild, westerly and sometimes remote neighbouring counties.

    Join Back Lane West, Keiken, LOW PROFILE, KARST, Preston Street Union, Field Notes, Topos, Fish Factory, W.A.N.K., Medium Rare, Counter, PAC Home, Howl Projects, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Unveil'd, Ocean Studios, Cast Cafe and many more

    Sat 23rd April 1-7pm // Free and open to everyone.
    Dinner costs 6 pounds and should be pre-booked on eventbrite - https://swarm2016.eventbrite.co.uk/

  • Artory

    23rd December

    We’ve been working in conjunction with our collaborators in culture in Plymouth to build an App specifically to help audiences find out about forthcoming exhibitions, shows and events, and to allow us to receive users feedback. The new App, Artory, is now available for download.

    As well as keeping people up to speed on a range of activities across the city, Artory will also enable the user to earn Art Miles® to exchange for exclusive offers at venues across Plymouth. Find out more about Artory on theur website: https://www.artory.co.uk/

    Download Artory

    Download for iPhone iOS7+
    Download for Android 4.0+